Plants are capable of synthesizing animal steroid hormones

Tarkowská D.
MOLECULES 24: , 2019

Klíčová slova: natural sterols, plants, animals, steroid hormones, estrogens, progesterone, testosterone, boldenone, boldione, androstenedione
Abstrakt: As a result of the findings of scientists working on the biosynthesis and metabolism of steroids in the plant and animal kingdoms over the past five decades, it has become apparent that those compounds that naturally occur in animals can also be found as natural constituents of plants and vice versa, i.e., they have essentially the same fate in the majority of living organisms. This review summarizes the current state of knowledge on the occurrence of animal steroid hormones in the plant kingdom, particularly focusing on progesterone, testosterone, androstadienedione (boldione), androstenedione, and estrogens.
DOI: 10.3390/molecules24142585 Autoři z ÚEB: Danuše Tarkowská